London is chock-full of incredible New Year's Eve parties, from quirky fancy dress events to heads-down raving. Our definitive list of events rounds up the many nights taking place, making it easy to track down your perfect NYE bash, whatever you're looking for. And remember that once you've made it through New Year's Eve into 2017 and maybe caught a few fireworks on the way, you can do it all over again on New Year's Day.
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New Year’s Eve parties in London
A double-venue NYE bash is the must-do party for the electronic music devotees this year. Floating Points covers the countdown before handing over to Belfast duo Bicep for a house set in the wee hours. Meanwhile, Berghain resident Nick Höppner delivers the Pickle Factory an extended house set that will make Berliners seethe with envy.Read more
Join deep house hero Move D for an emotional-but-uplifting New Year's Eve do at Corsica Studios, both celebrating Electric Minds's brilliant 10th year and also marking its last party. Dolan Bergin and Hesseltime join Move D in Room 1 while Mr Ties plays an epic eight-hour shift in Room 2.Read more
London's sleaziest disco outfit is throwing their last party of the year at The Nest. Spinning loads of italo, house and funk records to keep that sweaty NYC loft vibe throbbing til 5am, the HMD DJs will be showing 2016 the door and waving in 2017 with their typically hot selection of filthy floorfillers.Read more
Norman Jay MBE plays an epic four-hour set over the countdown at this Brixton rooftop party. Colin Dale plays the second venue, the Acid House Hotel, and takes over from Mr Jay after his headline set. Enjoy hot toddies in the rooftop bar and party til the sun comes up on 2017.Read more
Pop, rock, indie, disco and old skool hip-hop tunes from all your favourite Fromage DJs will be punctuated with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne on the venue's magnificent Compton pipe organ at midnight (as well as those traditional confetti cannons, a balloon drop and cake). Indie kids and mods can duck out to the bar upstairs for Burn Down The Disco & Feeling Gloomy if at any point the cheese becomes too much.Read more
Village Underground residents Krankbrother are joined by Joy Orbison, each playing banging three-hour sets to welcome in 2017. Phonox resident and NTS DJ Jon Rust warms up the crowd. RECOMMENDED: Find more New Year's Eve parties and read our guide to celebrating New Year in LondonRead more
Dance your way into the New Year with Bristolian house-leaning DJ Julio Bashmore in the fine acoustics of Phonox. He's joined by Phonox resident HAAi (who we interviewed back in October) for house, techno and (hopefully) a bit of psych. RECOMMENDED: Find more New Year's Eve parties and read our guide to celebrating New Year in LondonRead more
Former Fabric favourites Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall and friends line up eight hours of techno, disco, psych, acid and eclectic surprises until 5am for Bugged Out's stellar end-of-year event at this brand new 500-capacity venue under London Fields' arches. A perfect no-fuss night out for anyone who wants to spend the night glued to the dancefloor.Read more
Take to the roof of the Ace Hotel this New Year's for a chic party on the terrace. Disco, funk and boogie tunes coincide with a killer view of London's NYE fireworks at midnight, a top-notch cocktail bar and dancing til 3am. DJs haven't been announced yet but previous years have seen Justin Robertson and Bill Brewster take to the decks. Tickets include a welcome cocktail; dinner tickets available.Read more
Organised by Vintage Festival curators Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, the Southbank Centre's New Year's Eve Party should offer a stylishly retro way to see in 2016. Pop-up venues inside the Royal Festival Hall include The Torch Club for full '30s and '40s entertainment and sounds, the Soul Casino with music ranging from deep funk to Northern soul, 1960s-themed bar The Pick Up Joint, The Style Studio for 1970s and '80s disco tunes, a Tiki bar, live rock-and-roll, and 1980s and '90s pop in Bar Bonkers. Just before midnight the party moves to the terrace to watch the fireworks over the Thames. The dress code: pick a decade and dress glamorously. Three-course meal and buffet options are available for those who want to splash out.Read more
Peckham's hugely popular soul night spreads out at the Bussey Building for a nine-hour NYE special to welcome in 2017, using all five levels of the building to host five different rooms of soul, rhythm and blues, funk, disco and Northern soul. Meanwhile, Soul Train residents Jazzheadchronic and Nik Weston play the best of everything in Room 1.Read more
If you're looking to see off this horrendous year with glitter, disco, disco and more disco this New Year's Eve, feelgood east London party Love Come Down is just the thing for you. There'll be classic disco and funk jams from the likes of Evelyn 'Champagne' King, Chaka Khan, Inner Life, Prince (cry), Todd Terje, Late Nite Tuff Guy, The Reflex and Sister Sledge as well as the best new tunes and edits towards the end of the party. But be warned: dancing is mandatory. Did we mention it's a disco night?Read more
The hugely popular '90s and noughties mash-up of hip hop, R&B and garage goes in big for a New Year's special. UK garage legends Oxide & Neutrino join Kiss DJs to play old school jams all night. If you take a break from the dancefloor you can go bowling, pull up the tune with hiphop karaoke and play pinball, and Ray’s pop-up stays open til midnight for all your pizza cravings.Read more
Heavyweight dance festival crew Eastern Electrics get some New Year's vibes on the go in stellar style. Top names laying down the grooves at this warehouse party include Richy Ahmed, Darius Syrossian and Do Not Sleep DJs, who will be playing the finest house and techno until well into January 1. Prepare to have your New Year set off by some truly thumping soundtracks. RECOMMENDED: Find more New Year's Eve parties and read our guide to celebrating New Year in LondonRead more
Party people Flamingo Pier set up a mini festival in the Wick this NYE so you can wander from the forest disco to the souk-style chill-out loft via a house party at The Brewshed and a bar stocked with prosecco, and delicious beers from Wick brewery Crate. There's also a Middle-Eastern barbecue for the inevitable 4am munchies. Psychemagik covers the countdown in Mick's Garage with a mix of edits and classic party tunes while Bill Brewster sees in the New Year with an eclectic selection in The Brewshed.Read more
The super-silly Regression Sessions have a weird-themed warehouse party planned for the last night of the year - perfect for partygoers who want to let their hair down, but don't take NYE too seriously. Expect house bangers, a ticker tape drop at midnight, games, a bouncy castle, spacehoppers and fancy dress galore.Read more
Tunes for your NYE pre-party
You’re having a party, you say? Not sure what to cue up on your iPhone? Rest assured, we've got you covered. In fact, we’re worried that our playlist of the 100 greatest party songs may actually cause your dancefloor to spontaneously combust in an explosion of pure joy and body-moving ecstasy.Read more
Venue says: Celebrate New Year's Eve in Rumpus Room for a glittering and light-filled celebration complete with incredible music and cocktails.
Hotel bars used to be the straight-laced kind of place you’d take your ’rents. Not so at the Mondrian, where Dandelyan has been winning awards on the ground floor while level 12’s Rumpus Room has stayed a bit of an inside secret. Now this chic bar is ready to welcome the world, with a terrace overlooking St Paul’s and DJs to lure sophisticated after-workers and Friday night socialites. I say socialites, since the venue claims to take its cue from the Bright Young Things, a group of hedonists followed by the tabloids in the 1920s. Think England’s non-fiction ‘Great Gatsby’ (or the ’20s version of the sidebar of shame). In truth, the theme’s not obvious, but the setting is pure style. Waitresses work the room in floaty, floral numbers you’d expect to see on Kate Moss in the French Riviera. And she’d probably approve of their way (a million miles from ‘basic bitch’ service). There are mauve banquettes, glittering chandeliers, and a shiny gold bar, but it’s the view that really wins the crowd. Stick around for sunset, when the room gets more blingy. Don’t expect such an atmosphere without paying a pretty penny; solid classic cocktails cost £14. My paloma was faultless, but my bank card withered when I promptly reached the bottom of the glass. Stick with champagne cocktails to feel more at peace; after all, Rumpus Room is an occasion bar. We can’t vouch for ’20s-style hedonism, but you’ll see some modern-day bright young things trying their damnedest.